On County road 488 from Baker, NV to Lehman Caverns there is a fence line that has been decorated with various locals’ art. Locals say it all began 15 years ago with a farmer filling his glove with cement and placing it on the fencepost to create a “permanent wave”.
We stopped to walk out into this dry lake bed as a HUGE desert storm approached.
The western quarter of Utah is mostly flat interrupted only by occasional ranges of hills, part of the Great Basin Desert that stretches across Nevada. At the edge of this forgotten region lies the largest expanse of sand dunes in the state, contained within the Little Sahara Recreation Area.
Continuing with our goal of avoiding interstates on this trip, we headed west from the Rockies on a “scenic byway” through the Rout and White National Forests. This scenic byway turned out to be 60 some odd miles of dirt road. Up and down, back and forth as we drove through the Flat Top Wilderness […]
Located in the north central part of the state, it is 24 km (15 mi) east of its namesake, the Great Salt Lake, and lies along the western slope of the Wasatch Range. The entire Salt Lake Valley was once part of the basin of ancient Lake Bonneville. Today, the Jordan River passes through the […]
Established by Jim Bridger in 1843 as an emigrant supply stop on the Oregon trail, it was obtained by the Mormons in the late 1850s, and then became a military outpost in 1858. This was an unexpected stop – we didn’t know it was there, but decided to pull off the road and visit when […]
Heidi said it best – “This place is GORGEous!”
It is here that the Yampa River, the last natural flowing river in the Colorado River System, joins the Green River. This is home and critical habitat for the endangered peregrine falcon, bald eagle, Colorado pikeminnow, and razorback sucker. Indian rock art in Echo Park testifies to the allure these canyons and rivers had for […]
The Rockies are the kind of destination that make you forget every where else you’ve been and every where else you wanted to go. You could stay in the Rocky Mountain National Park for weeks and never see every lake or waterfall and never hike every trail and peak. So here’s the run down of […]